In Bush world, first you set out to do something. Then if that thing seems to not be working out or causing problems, what you need to do is do it again harder. Anything else, after all, would only embolden the bad guys.
Thus the surge, the push to make permanent the tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2002, to pass another Patriot Act, another FISA bill - more and better stupid up and down the line.
Otherwise, the terrorists win.
January 20, 2009 cannot come fast enough.